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The area under the curve was obtained manually by means of a planimeter. 1.. 't;; ::::s ... 1. Ballistic Missile example: thrust curve. Because of the cost associated with the manufacture and testing of these products, some redundancy in the testing procedure was desirable. For this test, two strain gauges were attached to the head of each rocket. Each gauge was connected to a separate oscilloscope. Later, an electronic device was developed to take the data from the strain gauges and perfoim the integration directly.

If, for instance, one had a 20-variable problem and the first three pc's accounted for 95% of the variability, one might be tempted to use just those three and ignore the remaining 17 that account for the remaining 5%. " While PCA is certainly useful in transforming correlated variables into uncorrelated ones, its greater popularity probably stems from its ability, in many instances, to adequately represent a multivariate situation in a much-reduced dimensionality. If one is to use less than a full set of pc's, two questions must be dealt with: l.

In this case, it is customary to use the first break in determining the retained pc's. 1. Typical SCREE plot. 46 PCA WITH MORE THAN TWO VARIABLES made up of components representing instrumentation and/or other identifiable testing and measurement variability. 3. If these intermediate pc ' s are to be retained, their roots should be distinct. Cattell and Vogelmann ( 1977) also discussed procedures for multiple SCREEs. Box et al. ( 1973) described a similar situation in which the third group of roots should have all been equal to zero because they represented linear constraints.